Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An attitude of patronizing superiority; disdain.‘a tone of condescension’‘I'm treated with condescension’
- ‘The bombast, condescension, arrogance and swagger all seems slightly silly in retrospect.’
- ‘There's a lot you could say about this remark - its arrogance, its condescension.’
- ‘It's like being called a eunuch or an old maid; one always hears that faint sneer of disdain and condescension mixed with pity.’
- ‘He knows Tom is not one of their breed and treats him with the condescension and snobbery that his privileged class affords him.’
- ‘Watching it, I found myself quietly appalled by the smugness, condescension and bogus rhetoric on display.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.